2015 was a weird one, no? A good year, a really good year, but a fast one and a weird one. There were so many unexpected and wonderful design moments and trends this year, so here it is, another end of year list. Best Of Everything Design // 2015;
1) I've already done a whole post on it (here) but boobs were literally everywhere you looked, from towels, to ceramics, pillows and clothing and I liked it. Boobs boobs boobs.
2) Indigo and Shibori everything. This wallpaper from Amber Interiors may be my favourite and I can't wait for a project to use it in.
3) Things got lighter. After years of dark woods, deep leathers and mid century ruling the game this year everything got a little bit more playful and airy. This was super evident at the OffSites at ICFF and even warranted an article in the New York Times featuring a handful of my favourite furniture designers.
4) Anything goes. I also already wrote about this too (here) but it was so refreshing to see designers effortlessly blending trends this year to create spaces that felt natural. If you've ever worked with me you've probably heard me ranting about two things, "curated not designed" is one of them and it was everywhere in interiors this year. (The other thing is probably something about adding texture.)
5) Design Is One : the story of Lella and Massimo VIgnelli of Vignelli Associates (they pretty much designed everything). Watch it on Netflix.
6) Dusen Dusen's bedding line (and those overalls).
7) I mentioned them in my wood framed sofa round up (here) but Pop & Scott were everything to me this year. Their big graphic ceramics and the sofa of my pink velvet dreams almost had me weeping.
8) This chair.
9) Pink. Along with the light and airy trend came a sweet return of pastels in interiors in a very fresh way that referenced the 80s without overdoing it. Dusty rose with cement grey or shiny copper was everywhere and killing it.
10) Hotels. For me, the ultimate dream is designing a hotel. At my job at Breather I get the opportunity to do something very very close to that, creating public space that makes people feel like it's their own (only, better than their own). In my opinion, the hotels that took the cake this year are; The Dean Hotel, The Line Hotel & The Tribal Hotel